Geometridae: Larentiinae

1807 (ABH70.137) Grass Rivulet Perizoma albulata, ([Denis & Schiffermüller], 1775)

KR08463

 Photo © Barry Dickerson
Grass Rivulet
 Photo © Barry Dickerson
 pre-2000
 2000-2009
 2010-2019
 2020-onwards
Whitelye fields, Monmouthshire, female. 26th May 2013
Whitelye fields, Monmouthshire, female. 26th May 2013
 Photo © Nick Greatorex-Davies
Whitelye fields, Monmouthshire, male. 26th May 2013
Whitelye fields, Monmouthshire, male. 26th May 2013
 Photo © Nick Greatorex-Davies
Whitelye fields, Monmouthshire, female. 26th May 2013
Whitelye fields, Monmouthshire, female. 26th May 2013
 Photo © Nick Greatorex-Davies


General Information

Pupates in loose soil.

Overwinters as Overwinters as a pupa.
Both sexes come to light.
Flies during the day

Forewing length: 10-12mm.
Foodplant(s): Yellow-rattle (Rhinanthus minor)
Flying: One generation, May-early July
UK Presence: Resident
National status: Local

Habitat

Chalky soils open dry grassy areas and coastal shingle-banks.

Regional Information

Recorded in 11 (4.1%) of the 270 2km squares of Huntingdonshire.

Last recorded in June 2015

Recorded date range (Adult): 24 May to 08 August


Local
Larva/Leafmine:
Larva Type:
Wrinkled
Colours:
Yellow, green, black, brown
No. of Proleg Pairs:
2